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This is one of the largest houses in Herculaneum on several floors (though only the ground floor... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2018
Solihull, United Kingdom
Impressive private house

This is the first private house on the Audi tour which begins to give one a sense of life and... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Guildford, United Kingdom
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28 May 2018
4 Nov 2017
“Impressive private house”
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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is one of the largest houses in Herculaneum on several floors (though only the ground floor can be visited) and with large gardens. The house is named for a stunning marble relief of Achilles with his mother Thetis treating the wound of the Mysian...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank wendyanddavid536
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is the first private house on the Audi tour which begins to give one a sense of life and ceremonies in this Roman town at the time everything stopped

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Travelling up the Main Street From the port area you come to this house on the right hand side. It may not be the greatest building on the overall site, but it does feel like a home with its red pillars and hanging medallions. The...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank bsandrs
Reviewed 29 September 2017

A grand house in its day with not as much to see as other in the area but equally as important good audio information

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank David L
Reviewed 26 September 2017

There are better buildings but early on in your audio tour you will stop here for the commentary. Plenty of information, but you would need the audio tour or guide to get the most out of it.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

At one time a large house near the front of the town but there is not a lot to see now so you are likely to just take a glance in passing

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ashfield531
Reviewed 15 May 2016

The House of the Relief of Telephus is one of the largest houses in Herculaneum. It is thought to have been owned by Marcus Nonius Balbus whose statues are standing at the piazza in front of the Suburban Baths. Unfortunately only a small portion of...More

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank Ron S
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Notable for the size of the building and the exquisite carving, for want of a better word, as pictured with customers being attended to. It's at the top end of the site and makes a handy resting place to linger awhile during your visit.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Steve H
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Another domus in the ancient city of Herculaneum... Plenty of original Roman artwork on display here as well as a pluvius to collect rainwater in the courtyard

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Gibmetal77
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Although the rooms aren't as complete as other buildings the grandure of the original is still evident with its columns and art work also access to what would have been a private garden. It was owned by some dignotory I believe.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank ejfraser
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